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Re: [css3-lists] Remaining feedback on the module

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:56:20 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimr0rKB0XTn+MVgRRWQg-Gn+8LWXA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Arron Eicholz
<Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:39 AM Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 3:04 AM, Daniel Glazman
>> <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
>> > Le 20/04/11 01:55, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
>> >
>> >> 7. Are Aegean (U+10107-10133), Shavian (U+10450-1047F), and Ugaritic
>> >> (U+10380-1039D) things I should address?  I dunno if these are living
>> >> or dead scripts.
>> >
>> >
>> > Aegean and Ugaritic are extinct. Scholars wanting to include sections
>> > of a document using those scripts are not :-) But I never saw a list
>> > numbered in Ugaritic on a tablet or anything else.
>> > Apparently, Ugaritic numbers were usually written as words (3 =
>> > "three").
>> >
>> > Aegean is more problematic since it does have glyphs for numbers and
>> > those appeared in artifacts.
>> >
>> > Shavian is a recently constructed script for English. I have never
>> > ever seen a live example of shavian script nor have I ever met anyone
>> > able to write/read it.
>>
>> Okay, I was just checking if they were currently-living languages.
>> Dead, scholarly, or constructed languages can be done by the author defining
>> a @counter-style of their own.  I won't add them to the default style sheet,
>> then.
>>
>
> I wouldn't get rid of them all together. Just put them in a non-normative section for reference. If some UA wants to add them they can. This would at least give a good starting point how the style would be formed. I would also put a note in that section that the scripts and the examples may not fully cover all the writing mode quirks since the scripts are ancient and/or extinct.

I plan to add a note, but I'm trying to stick to my guns on the "only
languages that people actually care about" for the predefined styles.
Otherwise I'll be here forever.  The entire stylesheet should serve as
a guide for how to form your own styles.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 21:57:07 GMT

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